Top 10: Best Performances From the Actors of the MCU

One of the biggest successes of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is its ability to assemble quality casts. From the first “Iron Man” to last year’s “Captain America: Civil War,” the MCU is chock-full of both A-list stars and character actors. However, it’s rare to see anyone in the MCU do career-best work in the franchise, […]

Film Review: ‘Ghost in the Shell’ Is an Average Techno-Thriller That Adds Insult to Whitewashing Injury

Rupert Sanders’ live-action adaptation of Mamoru Oshii’s “Ghost in the Shell” anime masterpiece offers enhanced visuals but reduced intelligence. Retrofitted with a straightforward narrative and “commercial” face for its cybernetic protagonist, this iteration is a wet dream for American video game/anime-loving “dude bros” and a middle finger to the rest. Make no mistake, as much […]

CHECK OUT: Images From the Paris Premiere of #GhostintheShell From Paramount Pictures

Check out pictures from the Paris Premiere of Paramount Pictures’ highly anticipated “Ghost in the Shell” starring Scarlett Johansson. See “GHOST IN THE SHELL” in theaters nationwide on March 31 in REALD 3D and IMAX 3D Directed by: Rupert Sanders Starring: Scarlett Johansson, “Beat” Takeshi Kitano, Michael Carmen Pitt, Pilou Asbæk, Chin Han and Juliette Binoche In […]

Second Slate of Oscar Presenters Include Halle Berry, Kate McKinnon, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, and More

Read the Press Release: CHECK OUT THE OSCAR PREDICTIONS: PICTURE |DIRECTOR | LEAD ACTOR | LEAD ACTRESS |SUPPORTING ACTOR |SUPPORTING ACTRESS |ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY |ADAPTED SCREENPLAY |ANIMATED FEATURE |PRODUCTION DESIGN | CINEMATOGRAPHY | COSTUME DESIGN | FILM EDITING | MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING | SOUND MIXING | SOUND EDITING | VISUAL EFFECTS | ORIGINAL SCORE | ORIGINAL SONG | DOCUMENTARY FEATURE | FOREIGN LANGUAGE | LIVE ACTION SHORT | ANIMATED SHORT | DOCUMENTARY SHORT LOS ANGELES, CA – Producers […]

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WATCH: New Trailer for Illumination Entertainment’s ‘Sing’

llumination Entertainment has released the latest trailer to their upcoming animated musical film, “Sing.” Garth Jennings (“The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”) directed the film, which boasts a stacked cast. Stars such as Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly, Taron Egerton, Tori Kelly, Nick Kroll, Jennifer Saunders, Peter Serafinowicz, Leslie Jones, Jay Pharoah, Nick […]

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WATCH: New Official Trailer for ‘Sing’ with Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon

  Illumination Entertainment, the folks who created “Despicable Me” and “Minions,” have released the latest trailer to their upcoming animated musical film, “Sing.” The film, which boasts a very impressive cast, is directed by Garth Jennings (“Son of Rambow,” “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”). Stars such as Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett […]

WATCH: “Trust in Me” Music Video from ‘The Jungle Book’

Check out the new music video for the DJDS Remix of  “Trust In Me” from THE JUNGLE BOOK.  “Trust In Me” is performed by Scarlett Johansson and produced by Mark Ronson. Disney’s THE JUNGLE BOOK is in theaters now and the soundtrack is available on Walt Disney Records. Read our review of “The Jungle Book” […]

Celebrating International Women’s Day: Around the World with 50 Great Actresses

Despite what Hollywood may have you believe, actresses have been an integral part of the film industry since the earliest days of the medium. Indeed, many film lovers can trace their cinephilia back to the first time they saw actresses like Mary Pickford, Sophia Loren and Meryl Streep grace the screen. And today, that tradition […]

Film Review: Hail, Caesar (★★★)

Being Awards Circuit’s resident “historical expert” — unlike fellow writer, Mark Johnson, I didn’t live the history I’m watching — I fell in love with the Coen brothers latest film, Hail, Caesar from the moment the trailer showed Scarlett Johansson coming out of the water a la Esther Williams. Gearing up to be a hard […]

Hail, Coens! “Hail Caesar!” Trailer drops!

The first trailer for the Ethan and Joel Coen comedy “Hail Caesar!” has dropped!   From Universal’s Youtube description of the film: The Coens write and direct Hail, Caesar!, an all-star comedy set during the latter years of Hollywood’s Golden Age. Starring Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton, Channing Tatum, Scarlett Johansson, Jonah Hill, […]

Film Review: Avengers: Age of Ultron (★★½)

Full disclosure: I’m not an avid superfan of the Marvel universe.  This shouldn’t disqualify me from talking about the newest mega film “Avengers: Age of Ultron” but it’s worth noting.  Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Hulk, Black Widow, Hawkeye, and some other new cast of characters make up Joss Whedon‘s poem to superhero fans everywhere.  There’s nothing that […]

Marvel Releases Third “Avengers: Age of Ultron” Trailer

Marvel Studios presents “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as […]